Crete Heraklion Kazantzakis (HER) Airport
Crete Heraklion Kazantzakis HER Airport Overview
HER Airport is located 5 km east Heraklion, the capital of the Greek island of Crete, accessible via motorway E75 or via the Ikarou road from city center. It is the second-largest airport in Greece, and is situated one hour from Elounda/Agies Nicolaos and 30 minutes from Malia/Hersonnisos.
With two runway and yearly 5.4 million passengers, Haraklion Kazantzakis Airport is served by a large number of European charters and low-fare airlines, as well as by domestic airlines Olympic & Aegean Airways, and Sky Express which handle flights to Mykenos, Santorini, Paros & Rhodes, as well as to Athens and Thessalonici. One of the Airport's runways reaches straight to the Mediterranean Sea.
The passenger terminal at Heraklion Kazantzakis Airport offers free Wi-Fi, an information desk, banking and currency exchange services, 5 travel agencies, restaurant & snack bars, kiosks and small shops, as well as duty-free shops. Other amenities include a post office, first aid station, pharmacy, a baby room, Lost & Found (+30 26930 51160), VIP lounge (open 24/7- tel. +30 2810 397112), and Left luggage (tel. +30 2810 397349).
Important Telephone numbers:
1. Customs: Terminal office - +30 2810 - 220390; Head of section - 397470; International arrivals - 397282 /87;
2. Police station: Head Office in Command - 246720; Duty officer - 246740; Passports control - 246747; Head Officer - 246745; Fax : +30 2810 - 301277
3. Airport Medical Center - 397280, 397721
4. Ε.Ο.Τ (Greek National Tourism Organization) - 397305
Parking is available in the lot across from the terminal. For more parking information call +30 2810 226980.
Future Airport Developments: A new airport is being built near Kastelli, expected to open by 2015, which will replace the current Heraklion Airport and will be able to accommodate between 5-10 million passengers a year. However, under the present economic conditions the proposed opening date may be in question.